Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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1istener in Edmonton is doing 11 things including…

read a book


1istener has written 2 entries about this goal


I finished reading a book for the first time in quite a while. I started easy: Alice, I Think by Susan Juby. It was pretty good. It made me giggle. =)

Now I’m reading Self-Made Man by Norah Vincent. I hope to finish this one too, before I start another.

I read in the gym on the treadmill, because it’s something else I try to do every day, it helps me remember to do it, and multi-tasking just makes me feel more productive.


I read like crazy as a child and into junior high, but now I feel like it’s a waste of time. You can’t do other things at the same time so it seems unproductive. I need to get over that feeling, and put a block of time for it into my schedule.

First: Add reading to my to do list and schedule
Second: Choose a book
Third: Read regularly until the book is done


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